"AP Exclusive: Toxic Waste Sites Flooded, EPA Not On Scene"

"HIGHLANDS, Texas -- Floodwaters have inundated at least seven highly contaminated toxic waste sites near Houston, raising concerns that the pollution there might spread.

The Associated Press visited the sites this past week, some of them still only accessible by boat.

Long a center of the American petrochemical industry, the Houston metro area has more than a dozen such Superfund sites, designated by the Environmental Protection Agency as being among the most intensely contaminated places in the country.

Jason Dearen and Michael Biesecker report for the Associated Press September 2, 2017.


"Toxic Waste Sites Flooded In Houston Area" (AP)

"EPA Blasts Associated Press Journalist Over Report About Houston Superfund Sites" (Business Insider)

"Trump’s EPA Attacks AP Reporter In Personal Terms" (Politico)

"EPA Attacks News Agency, Reporter For Coverage Of Flooded Texas Hazardous Waste Sites" (Think Progress)

"AP Pushes Back Against EPA's Criticism Of Superfund Story" (The Hill)

Source: AP, 09/04/2017